Dear Mister President,
I am the sixteen year old Daughter of Michael Dupuis. Iím a sophomore at Breaux Bridge High School and am involved with many things both inside and outside of school. I know you have an extremely busy schedule and probably donít have much time for personal letters. Thatís understood, and Iíd understand if I got no reply. I do however have a request which may seem random. Hereís my story..
My father is my idle. Heís my everything and all that I have left in this great big world. Heís taken care of me since I was four, being that my mother has never been around. He has gone through so much in his thirty-seven years on this planet. Heís moved around from place to place because his father, my grandfather, was in the U.S. Air force. Heís by far not perfect, and gave up early in life quitting school at the age of sixteen. By the age of twenty-one, when I came along, he took a serious job offshore to ensure that our family had the money, food, and shelter that we needed in order to survive. He worked back breaking jobs for most of his life, simply to ensure I was taken care of. Through all of that, he made it to a place in his life that he is happy. Heís found the love of his life, raised a child he can be proud of, and about a year ago, Iím proud to say, he graduated from a technical college with a degree in graphic design.
Sure, thereís not much that is significant in my story. Iím sure you hear dozens of them daily, and Iím aware that there are bigger issues in our world today. But Iím writing to tell you that my father is your absolute biggest fan. Heís told me on many occasions that if he could meet anyone, ANYONE, before he died, it would be you. I find it pretty humorous that last night, after rushing home for your statement, you could hear him in his bedroom cheering you on for the duration of the speech. It was as if the Saints had made it to the super bowel. I canít explain how much respect my father has for you.
I know it would be far fetch to receive a personal invitation to meet you, which, I must say would be a dream come true to us both. I am simply asking for an autograph, maybe even a small note. Anything would make his dream of meeting you or getting some sort of recognition from you, his hero, come true.
Thank you so much for your time. You have no idea how much it means to me. One day I hope to get into politics, something I have a great passion for. If not, I hope to serve our country in the Air Force like my grandfather. Iíd love to be a pilot. Iím still young though. How knows?
With sincere love,
Beth Marie Dupuis
P.s. No matter what anyone saysĖyouíre doing a great job Sir :)